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pham being treated at the national institutes of health. a dallas hospital spokesperson says her transfer was necessary because numerous employees are being monitored for symptoms and not available to work. pham contracted the virus while treating a liberian man who later died from the disease. and forecasters saying a storm could generate damaging winds later in the day the storm is packing winds of 145 miles per hour. forecasters say the eye of the storm may come as close as 29 miles from the tiny british territory. i'm robert gray. megyn kelly. welcome to "hannity." this is a fox news alert. high drama on capitol hill today regarding the fight against ebola in this country. now top government officials tasked with keeping you, the american people, safe were
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grilled by lawmakers about whether or not this nation is in fact prepared to contain this virus. more on that in a moment. but first an update on the two dallas nurses infected with this disease. now, it was announced today that nina pham is being transferred to the nih clinical center in maryland. now, this comes after amber vinson was also taken out of dallas last night to emory university hospital in atlanta. you may recall she was the nurse who traveled on that commercial airliner from ohio to texas after caring for thomas eric duncan. because of that trip fellow passengers are now being contacted and a number of schools have shut down in both ohio and texas out of fears that students, parents and faculty members may have in fact come in contact with vinson. now, also tonight airports are ramping up screenings including dulles international outside of d.c. and that's where we find tonight fox's own shannon breen with the very latest. shannon. >> sean, four additional airports did start those beefed up screenings today including
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here at dulles international airport outside of washington. the administration says the heightened screenings are proof that it is keeping up with things and adapting and changing as we learn more about the ebola threat. >> the improved or strengthened screening measures are indicative of our commitment to constantly evaluating our policies and where possible putting in place measures that would strengthen them. >> the screenings have already been taking place at jfk. passengers are met by customs and border patrol agents. those arriving from guinea, sierra leone and liberia undergo extensive questioning. they do get their temperature taken. if they have a fever they're taken for separate screenings. if they're suspected of having ebola, an ambulance will take them to a local hospital for immediate isolation and testing. dhs secretary jeh johnson says for now medically trained personnel primarily from the coast guard is handling these
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screenings though dhs will eventually contract out that work. here at dulles the cdc does maintain a full-time office. so it gives them a little bit more front line defenses in keeping up with the issues here. critics raise questions about those who can pass through with no fever and no symptoms saying they could still have ebola, it could be in the incubation period. so they're still asking a lot of questions. regardless of whether passengers have red flags or not, owl of them coming from those countries will have to leave contract information with immigration officials. sean. >> shannon, one quick question. it was in "los angeles times" today that in fact 13% of those people that contract the disease never get a fever. has that been taken into account as they're relying so heavily on that, even though every person, every patient in fact does not show that symptom? >> it seems to be why they have that catch-all requirement that anybody coming through from those countries whether or not they have symptoms must leave that contact information so they can be tracked down in touch with immigration officials.
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and should anything develop from any of those flights or anyone on those flights they would be easily to track them. it's all premised on the fact people provide the most best accurate information and readily available should the immigration officials have to follow-up. >> shannon breen at dulles airport tonight. thank you. meanwhile, president obama has canceled his travel and events for the second consecutive day to stay in washington and focus on the government's response to ebola in this country. now, fox news's chief white house correspondent ed henry is in the briefing room with all the details tonight. ed. >> sean, good to see you. series of meetings, phone calls for the president try to show he's on top of this crisis. it came of course as dr. thomas frieden, the cdc director was in the hot seat on capitol hill facing tough questions. but the president was also taking fire at that house hearing. interesting because it was a democratic congressman bruce braley who is not just any congressman, he's the senate democrat candidate in iowa, one
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of those critical senate battles for the president's party to keep control of the chamber in november and just last week he was campaigning in iowa with michelle obama. but today he led into the administration saying they should have been much quicker to deal with all of this. listen. >> i'm greatly concerned as congress wong has expressed the immigration did not act fast enough in responding in texas. >> now, dr. frieden also faced a series of questions today about why, for example, that second nurse was allowed to get on a plane and go between cleveland and dallas and deal with all of this. he pushed back, but when i was in the briefing today with josh earnest, the white house press secretary, i pressed him on who ultimately is going to take the blame for some of these misstatements and mistakes that have happened along the way. listen. we've seen this with other stories, we messed up, somebody dropped the ball, we fumbled, and a person is not held
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accountable. who is responsible for these shortcomings you're talking about? >> you've seen in a couple instances dr. frieden take responsibility for the cdc not performing up to expectations. >> republicans say the president himself should be personal responsibility instead of the white house pointing the finger at other officials. but the white house notes the president has been having series of meetings long before this week on all this. and late today he signed an executive order to call up the national guard, speed up the flow of u.s. troops to western africa to try and deal with this crisis at the actual source. sean. >> ed, too many mistakes to mention, but starting with the president when he said in the unlikely event that ebola in fact reaches our shores, we've taken the necessary precautions including working with countries in west africa. and of course you have the cdc chief saying, well, any hospital in america can take it as long as they have a private room and a private bathroom. he only said that on october
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2nd. that's two weeks ago. and then this latest fi i can't say koe allowing this woman who had been exposed to ebola who did the right thing and called the cdc about her temperature and she was told it was okay to get on that airplane to dallas. >> and there's a lot of allegations back and forth about what she told the cdc, was she fully forthcoming about her temperature, about her symptoms and whether or not she was sick. look, there's been a shift in the rhetoric just today. remember a month ago the president was at the cdc headquarters and said it was highly unlikely there would be an ebola outbreak in this country. today at the podium behind me josh earnest said it's highly unlikely there'll be a widespread outbreak of ebola. that's different from just an outbreak. they're certainly shifting language. >> lives at stake. these are not just parsing words. a house subcommittee held a hearing on the ebola crisis today. before we bring in two congressmen in attendance, let's look at some of the highlights of this hearing.
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>> stakes, this battle couldn't be any higher. >> the number of ebola cases in western africa is doubling about every three weeks. the math still favors the virus. >> because of the events of the past week they're now dealing with at least 50 health care workers who may potentially have been exposed. >> isn't it true there's still a lot of questions about how ebola is spread? >> no. you're not coming here. not until this situation, you're right, it needs to be solved in africa. but until it is, we should not be allowing these folks in, period. >> we're able to track everyone who comes in. >> but you're not stopping them from being around other people, doctor. >> if you have a full out ban, there's going to be ways around it and then you're goipg to lose the benefit of being able to track folks who may be infected and then that could lead to a greater incidence of outbreak. >> facing down a disease for which there is no room for
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error. we cannot afford to look back at this poipt in history and say we should have done more. >> and joining me now texas congressman michael burgess also an m.d. >> i'm well, thanks for having me on. >> let me go through this step by step, a president saying in the unlikely event ebola comes here we are taking the necessary steps. he prepared the nation for this. and go back and look at the comments we know the cdc director frieden said essentially any hospital in the country can take care of ebola. you don't need a special hospital, you just need a private room with a private bathroom. he said that two weeks ago. on top of that we have this nurse who did everything right, called the cdc, got approval to fly with the 99.5 degree temperature, and look what's happened since then. how can they keep getting all of this so wrong? >> clearly all of the statements from the middle of september are now nonoperational and calls into everything that has been
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said since then. i have called for that when a patient comes in ebola's suspected if the diagnosis is confirmed the patient is isolated, stabilized and transferred to a center. community hospitals, presbyterian's had a tough go, honestly i don't know any community hospital would have been in a better position than presbyterian was. they're a big hospital, good hospital, they've got a great staff. >> emory in atlanta seemed to do a better job. i'm not saying that dallas did anything wrong. i'm just -- >> but, sean, they had been preparing for this for some time. tax dollars had gone into the investment of this isolation unit. and that's what they're there for. that's what the american taxpayer has paid for. so i think the ability of taking care of a patient like this in a specialized center. look, you wouldn't let a researcher research ebola in a regular college lab. they would have to go to one of the four biolabs around the country. and the same is true with the
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patients, i think. >> congressman, later in the program we're going to speak to some of the nurses they're on the front lines of this. we have two health care workers now that have contracted the virus. the nurses are saying, this is their words, three of my sisters are nurses. they feel unsupported, up prepared, they feel they were lied to and deserted to handle the situation on their own. now, how could we get to that point? and do you believe the cdc director who's been so wrong up to this point is up to this task? >> well, look, i share their frustration. and certainly from the beginning of this it's been pretty clear that the health care workers on the front line, 10% of the cases are health care workers, 56% of the deaths in western africa are health care workers. so they have a particular vulnerability. so i asked dr. frieden today when there was almost a case that got to this country in july, did you sit down and do any table talk exercise,
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brainstorming as to what it would look like when an unannounced unsuspecting patient walked in the back door emergency room. >> i saw a lot of ducking and dodging as it relates to that. you didn't really answer the question though. do you think he's up to this task? or do we need to bring in perhaps an ebola czar that really understands the need to fix this problem. >> sean, what i do know is we need a general in this fight. we're up against a very dangerous and devastating enemy. and quite hon esly we do need a general. i think all of us remember the experience in louisiana after katrina. it wasn't until general showed up in town things became to be back under control. the president has refused to lead on this. the country has looked to him to do so. if he can't or won't, put someone in there who will. >> should we have a travel ban as some 35 other countries have
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done. number one. and number two, does this focus like a laser beam in the need to secure our borders. >> the travel ban should have been active some time ago. the president has absolute authority to do this under the 2005 pandemic plan. this should have already happened. i don't know why the president won't act. as you heard me say in the committee hearing this afternoon, i recommended to the committee they send a recommendation, that the floor have a vote on this and we not wait until election day to have that vote. it needs to happen sooner, not later. >> dr. frieden's answer on that earlier today, we need to know where the people are is just absurd. we've seen what happened with just one patient getting into the country. i agree with you on the travel ban. sir, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. joining me with more on today's developments dr. gill mobly with us. you were on this program and you said this was far worse than anybody knew. you talked about the first
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patient. you talked about the chaos. you said we were not prepared. you've been proven right even though you said you wish you were wrong. >> i hope i go down in history as the biggest chicken little fool ever. >> apparently that's not going to happen at this point. as you analyzed this, i guess the most important question i'll ask you, how do we stop this in its track sns. >> stop the flights already. 150 to the united states, we we can screen those guys, we can follow them, we can stop them immediately. you know, they say the argument is we need to get equipment in and personnel out. use the military for that. to use their words, that's a nonreasonable answer. >> we'll tell you more of the hearings as they go on today. i was stunned at some of the answers dr. frieden was given and some of his earlier assurances that this is not a big deal, a private room and private bathroom. what is your reaction to his earlier comments? >> this is the worst case
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scenario, the president, dr. frieden and dr. fauci, they need to pipe down. they need a czar to do the messaging. it's one step forward and two steps back. they need a czar. >> is there anybody in particular? >> absolutely. harold bench. he's from green county, springfield, missouri. he has a 30-year history in public health. he knows. and if asked, he will do it. >> i'm almost afraid to ask you this question because you were so right in your predictions when other people were even attacking you for suggesting that it was going to be much worse than the government was telling us. for those that don't remember dr. mobley put on a full hazmat suit, goggles, full gear and had on the back the cdc's lying and you walks through hartsfield airport in atlanta. i'm a little hesitant to ask you what you see coming next? >> i don't know what's keeping this out of every third world countries in the world.
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and don't forget we live in one of the biggest third world countries in the world. >> you're talking about new mexico. >> absolutely. it's going to devastate them. >> and they're going to race over our borders. >> absolutely. one person caused millions and millions of dollars from mr. duncan. >> all the people that came into contact, we're looking at the 132 people that flew on frontier airlines with amber vinson. do we have to not only find them but every person they came in contact with after the flight? >> apparently because we're not very good -- >> contact tracing we call sglit right. nurse number two wasn't even in the circle. why? because she had full protective gear. we don't know how this is spread. >> full protective gear? the nurses were complaining they were told to put -- around their necks. >> i know. the best hospital in texas couldn't contain the virus, we are in trouble, sir. >> dr. mobley, hope you're
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wrong, but your track record is pretty good so far. were the nurses that cared for thomas eric duncan given the adequate gear. the national nurses union says they were not. the co-president of that union will join me to explain. and why won't the administration issue that travel ban from infected countries? later tonight texas senator ted cruz here to weigh in on that and much more as we continue. e.
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this is a fox news alert.
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a nurse at the dallas hospital where ebola patient thomas eric duncan was treated is sounding the alarm today. now, she says her medical facility like so many others here in america are simply unequipped to handle this deadly virus. take a look at this. >> i just couldn't believe it. you know. and the second leak of ebola crisis at my hospital, the only gear they're offering us at that time and up until that time is gear that is allowing our necks to be uncovered. and i just flat out asked several infectious disease nurses, i asked the cdc why. why would i be wearing two pairs of gloves, three pairs of booties, a plastic suit covering my entire body and then leave my neck hanging out this much so that it can -- something can potentially go close to my mouth and nose? >> now, my next guest is a member of the nurses union that has been very outspoken about the danger that is being posed to the medical professionals that are fighting on the front
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lines against this disease. national nurses united co-president jean ross joins me to explain her concerns. the thing that came out at the hearing today, and thank you. my three sisters are nurses. so i know you do your work with the heart -- you care about people. you're willing to put your life at risk. but not foolishly. but the thing that came out of the hearing today was when the cdc director was -- they were describing a situation where he was in full gear and they were spraying him down with chlorine. and then one of the members on the committee said, well, how do you spray down a nurse with chlorine if she has skin that is showing? what does that tell you about how out of touch the cdc is? >> well, i think we've seen how out of touch several not just the cdc but definitely our hospitals who have been telling our nurses for some time now they're fully prepared that they're not really. and so what we have been saying for some time now is you're not ready, you're not training us.
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there's no education. and please do something now. what we've been saying has been correct all along. >> what about when nurses were literally using medical tape to cover up their necks? why would they do that to you guys? >> nurses are inventive creative people. and when you don't give us enough, we seek to find ways to cover ourselves. >> that's not safe. >> no, it's not. it is not. and we would recommend to all nurses that you only go in with the highest safety standard, and that indeed is what we're asking of president obama. we've sent him a letter. and we want him to issue an executive order requiring strict adherence to a uniform national standard that all hospitals must comply with for safety for the nurses and health care workers in this country. >> your group released a statement yesterday. and i'll read this line again. the nurses strongly feel unsupported, unprepared. you feel that you were lied to and deserted to handle this situation on your own.
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can you elaborate on that? >> that statement came from those dallas nurses who were brave enough to come to us when they didn't know where else to go. especially when they heard their co-worker, nina pham, defamed, as far as she broke protocol. there was no protocol to breach. so they came to us. and i will tell you that they are entirely correct. other nurses in this country, not necessarily with ebola what's happening now, but certainly with other disorders like h1n1, we have sounded the alarm before saying we are not ready, you have not trained us. and sadly the bottom line seems to come before the things that we say are necessary. >> i'm glad you're standing up for those nurses in the medical field. i think you're doing the right thing. and we thank you all for what you do every day. thank you. >> thank you. now, my next guest says his company has developed a mobile device that can test people for the ebola virus on the spot and deliver results in just 15 minutes. positive id corporation
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president lyle probst joins me now with all the details. how do you do that? that's great. >> it's been a long time in development to get it to this point. what's you anemic is not only the speed at which we're able to detect something like ebola virus or another pathogen, but it's that we're able to take this device, this laboratory in the palm of your hand, and take this out into the field out to these resource-limited areas where you don't have the trainee equipment that's required to detect whether ebola or something similar to it is out there in the environment. >> let me ask you, on top -- i would still institute a travel ban personally. i still believe we need to secure our borders for this issue and issues of national security. if i was in the white house and heard this device was available, i would contact you immediately considering 70% of the people who contract this virus die. has anybody from the government
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contacted you? >> so we've been in contact with the government for quite some time. the predecessor to this instrument is a large device that collects air samples and looks for biological weapons in the atmosphere. we developed that with the department of homeland security. we also work with the department of defense. >> but what about this specific issue? >> -- their best and brightest have worked with us as we develop this technology. and we are in communication with them and some other development agencies. this is still an early prototype and we're looking to be able to put this in the field in the hands of these front deployed users by late 2015. so we're not very far off from being able to hand this to somebody, here's how you use it, insert cartridge, push the button and get your result and put it in the field and make it an effective tool which they don't have currently. >> appreciate you being with us and explaining that new technology. coming up, as the ebola crisis
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and this is a fox news alert. many americans are demanding that the u.s. immediately institute a travel ban for passengers coming from these ebola-ravaged countries. but dr. tom frieden the director for the cdc said a travel ban would only make things worse. today he tried to explain his reasoning to a house panel. watch this. >> if we try to eliminate travel, the possibility that some will travel over land will come from other places and we don't know that they're coming in will mean that we won't be able to do multiple things. we won't be able to check them for fever when they leave.
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we won't be able to check them for fever when they arrive. we won't be able as we do currently to take a detailed history to see if they were exposed. when they arrive. we wouldn't be able to impose quarantine as we now can if they have high risk contact. >> here to explain why he thinks the house and senate should reconvene in order to enact a travel ban in order to stop the spread of the ebola virus. the senator from the great state of texas, i'll be with him saturday night in the great state of dallas. my staff is a little nervous i'm going considering all that's happening. start senator ted cruz, how are you, senator? >> sean, we look forward to having you back down in texas. >> my future home is there in texas. i'll get a small ranch as governor perry said. a small ranch, about 10,000 acres. you want congress to reconvene. i found a letter that you wrote 14 days ago to the faa saying that these flights should be banned from these ebola-ravaged
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countries. and i read you didn't get a response yet? >> no. unfortunately the obama administration has not responded in over two weeks. and this is a serious public health threat. the approach to the obama administration so far has been like its approach to many other things, fundamentally unserious. the time has come to ban commercial air travel from countries that have an active ebola outbreak. the arguments the administration is giving against it don't make any sense. and the top priority, sean, should be to protect the health and safety of american citizens. we need to do more. we're not doing enough. and if the president won't act, then congress should reconvene. and congress should act to protect the american people. >> i don't think they could have screwed this up any more, to be honest, senator. if you go back to the comments two weeks ago while you were writing that letter calling for the ban, you were ahead of the
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curve and you were right, if in fact that would have been put in place i think we'd be a lot safer today. but the cdc head was saying don't worry about it. all you need is a private room with a private bathroom. you don't need anything else beyond that. how could he be so wrong and be the head of the cdc? >> well, the argument that the obama administration is giving, they don't make any sense. so for example one argument they're giving is they say they've implemented screenings in five airports. now, that's a positive step. but the problem is screenings only work if someone is demonstrating symptoms. since ebola has up to a 21-day incubation period, if someone is not demonstrating symptoms, the screenings are ineffective. you know, mr. duncan who flew from liberia and was able to fly to the united states to dfw airport here in dallas, from what we know when he came over, he didn't have a fever at the time. he wasn't demonstrating symptoms. which means he would have walked right through the screening. what the administration is doing
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isn't enough. and what's amazing, sean, this shouldn't be a partisan issue. this is a simple matter of common sense. there is an outbreak in western africa, over 8,000 people have contracted this terrible virus. we should be praying for them. we should be helping them. but the more than that -- the cdc estimates that this virus is not contained by january it could be 1.4 million. >> the world health organization is predicting as many as 10,000 a week in coming months. they're also predicting they've raised the death rate from 50% of those who contract the disease now to 70%. this is now a serious disease. the outbreak that the president said was unlikely to come here is now here. is it as simple as a travel ban in securing our borders? are borders a big part of this as well? >> borders are a huge part of it. just last week general john kelly, the commander of southern command said if ebola spreads to central america and south america, that we could see a
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mass migration, the likes of which we've never seen. and unfortunately this administration is not securing our borders. and we don't have the capacity to do so and unless and until president obama decides he's willing to enforce the laws. >> so what can you do as a senator? can you get your fellow republicans to join you and demand that you be called back into session? can you do that? can you make that happen? >> well, i am certainly encouraging other republicans to do so. i have been encouraged that more and more are coming together. as you noted, 14 days ago, two weeks ago, i sent a letter to the faa asking what precautions they were putting in place and if they were at that time contemplating a ban on commercial air travel. they simply -- but i've been encouraged. in the last two weeks you've seen more and more elected leaders, both republicans and democrats arriving at this common sense decision, a basic
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this a fox news alert. it has been more than a month since the first u.s. troops landed in liberia to help contain the spread of ebola. with 4,000 soldiers expected to be on the ground in that deeply troubled country, some medical experts and even america's top generals are raising real concerns about their safety. take a look. >> only 20% of patients with
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ebola are being treated in treatment units. so there are a lot of people who have ebola who are not in a protected environment. so the possibility of a soldier getting ebola is very real. and something we have to be ready for. >> i've been worried about ebola globally for about 90 days. and i have had some on my staff that were probably a little more worried than i was even a few weeks or months before that. >> why? >> i'm worried about it because we know so little about it. >> now, also breaking today president obama has signed an executive order authorizing the pentagon to call up reservists and members of the national guard to fight ebola in west africa if in fact they're needed. here with reaction tonight fox news strategic analyst lieutenant colonel ralph peters. we have 4,000 people over there. we have members of congress urging the president in a letter that they can have direct contact with those that have contracted the disease. now we might send national guard
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unless we can assure them and their families that they're 100% safe, is this a good idea? >> it's a terrible idea. this is the president's whimsy. this is how he believes our military should be used, not fighting terrorists, not defending america against violent enemies but for feel-good missions. i have yet to see, and none of my friends have seen a serious plan about how our troops are going to do this. who's going to staff them? and, sean, you know, the name of the organization is national guard, not international guard. the national guard exists to help us fight our wars and to protect america domestically in terms of catastrophes. but to tear those people away from their jobs, from their families and expose them to incredible risks, i have to say this is one time specifically dealing with the national guard i think the president should ask for volunteers and not order them. and i will tell olympic this, for dog on sure the first time a
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u.s. service member contracts ebola in liberia or elsewhere in west africa, the administration is not going to accept responsibility. they're going to push the pentagon to say, well, the soldier didn't follow protocol. >> yeah. >> he defied orders. >> the problem for them doing this is the conditions, there's no medical infrastructure, zero. and we're putting them in this environment. congress is urging them to have direct contact with those that have the disease. seems like it is almost a matter of when, not if some of these soldiers contract this disease. i don't think it's fair to put them in that position. >> well it's certainly not, not without a thorough plan. and this is an ad hoc measure. sean, only almost six years in office has the president made a swift decision about boots on the ground. and that's this anti-ebola mission. i'm all for countering ebola. i'm all for helping out. but where are the swedes, aus
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austrians, they can put up tents -- >> colonel, let me read this letter congressman ellison, lee and vass, consider building for the president to the ebola epidemic by allowing military medical and tech personnel to provide direct care to and to come into contact with patients in west africa. that sounds like they're putting them at risk of a death sentence considering 70% of the people that get the disease die. >> well, i would have to ask, first of all, how many of those members of congress have signed that letter actually served in the military or have relatives in our military right now. but this doesn't -- just doesn't look like it's been thought through properly. again, this is a very serious
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issue. but when the president is giving more priority to rushing our troops -- including the national guard for sakes to west africa and will not take quarantine measures -- the only thing that has any hope of working in a disease like this -- help close our borders. >> close the borders and put in a travel ban. colonel, good to see you. thank you. also coming up on this busy news night. the ebola crisis has now gotten the attention of the nfl. should fans feel safe going to the game in dallas this weekend? kirsten powers, brian and bill cunningham coming up next straight ahead. ♪ [safety beeping] ♪ [safety beeping] ♪ [safety beeping] ♪
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fox news alert. tonight even the nfl is alerting team trainers about the ebola virus. that warning comes ahead of sunday's big game in dallas between the cowboys and the new york giants. so, should fans be worried? joining me now fox & friends co-host -- we're going to be together in orlando on october 30th. >> yes. >> and then jacksonville october 31st. >> yes. find out more by going -- actually halloween wokv in jacksonville. >> yeah. >> radio and tv talk show host,
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billy cunningham, kirsten powers, guess where i'm going saturday? >> dallas. >> dallas. got a big speech. >> spaceman outfit come like those guys on the plane. >> don't let anybody throw up on you? >> is that all it takes? >> don't kiss anybody. >> how did the government -- you've got to be angry with government here. the president said everything's going to be fine. the cdc guy said everything's going to be fine, two health care workers are at risk of dying now. >> they definitely should have sent people down to that hospital the minute they knew there was ebola in that hospital. and they should have been able to tell everybody exactly what the protocols were. the nurses say they were being given different protocols.
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>> think about the irs. how about the veterans administration? how about the secretary of state with up like bowling pins. this is ridiculous. you can't defend that government. you're outnumbed here, try to defend barack. >> i'm always outnumbed. . >> i don't think barack obama has a lot to do with this. you're blaming cdc and nih. >> you mean barack ebola? >> he's in charge >> you can't expect barack obama -- >> the problem is that they, nih and cdc didn't have protocols. >> president did say unlikely event someone with ebola reaches our shows, we've taken all
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necessary precautions, including working with countries in west africa. he assured the american people. iets true what happens is that he's not a contagious disease expert they won't let him down. so why not sit there and say you let me down. i was told one thing we're going to change it. that is a guy in charge. that is the best thing he can do. for the democratic party leading up to mid terms only thing he did do, which is great is cancelled appearances in connecticut. >> the country needs a travel ban. immediately. 30 country was a travel ban. >> if you watch it today, he could not effectively, the cdc director defend -- iet was embarrassi embarrassing. >> it's like watching loi lois lerner. we have a problem, sean. a major problem.
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>> the travel ban isn't going to solve this problem. >> i mean -- >> people come in every day. >> well for direct flights how are you going to get other countries to make sure they don't get on -- they're asking other countries to enforce this? we need to be ready to handle it. >> france, middle eastern countries are doing it. kw not us? >> how about following 35 other countries? obama likes leading from behind now is the time. >> yes. i do think it's a perfect mix. we sent over our troops to help where it's bad, a hot spot. then, we protect ourselves so the rational side of america at the same time. >> they don't search us on the southern border. keep those infected in mexico from rushing our border. now that is a crisis in the making right there. >> right. >> yes. >> and coming up, tonight, big question of the day. you don't want to miss it,
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welcome back to "hannity". who is going to win the late-night wars when david letterman retires next year? my prediction? going to be only one of these two hosts. take a look. >> some big international news
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here, north korea leader kim jung-un made his first public appearance yesterday. >> off the tickets for this event range from a thousand dollars to 32,$000. you can meet him. $32,000 to he meet the president seems high. considering you can jump the fence at the white house and meet him free. >> i predict this guy is going to come in dead last. what do you think? we want to you visit facebook.com and tell me who you think is going to win this coming year's late-night ratings battle. programming note. tune in tomorrow night 10:00 p.m special a fox special news reporting, america's pay day the big squeeze, anchored by our friend bret baier. i have the night off tomorrow. 10:00 eastern. before we go, we hope you'll set
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